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Dallas Cowboys hire Scott Linehan

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by dstovall5, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

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    The Dallas Cowboys will have their third offensive playcaller in as many years with Scott Linehan joining the coaching staff as passing game coordinator, a source told ESPN Senior NFL Insider Chris Mortensen.

    The former Lions offensive coordinator took part in Monday's team meetings, sources said, but the team has not made an official announcement.

    Archer: Only With The Cowboys
    [​IMG]Hiring Scott Linehan and shuffling the play calling duties again produces more questions than answers in Dallas, writes Todd Archer.Story

    Mortensen and ESPN's Ed Werder reported Friday that the Cowboys were considering hiring Linehan.

    It is not known what this will mean for offensive coordinator Bill Callahan, but a source told ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins that Callahan would be opposed to the move. Callahan however is expected to remain with the team. He had been offensive coordinator/offensive line coach the last two seasons.

    Callahan, who is signed through the 2014 season, became the playcaller in 2013 when Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones wanted to take those duties away from head coach Jason Garrett, who handled the responsibility from 2007-12.

    Linehan spent 2009-13 as the Detroit Lions offensive coordinator, piloting one of the most prolific passing games in the NFL led by quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson. In 2005 he worked with Garrett for a year with the Miami Dolphins as the offensive coordinator under Nick Saban and Garrett as the quarterbacks coach. The two have remained close ever since.

    Linehan will call plays for an offense that finished fifth in the league in scoring (27.4 points per game) but put up only 5,461 yards, the fewest by the Cowboys since 2005.

    Read the rest here ~> Article - http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story...wboys-hire-scott-linehan-call-offensive-plays


    So what are your guys thoughts on this? I think he could possibly due some good, but on the other hand he could easily be used on Garret's scape goat next year which is frightening. Here's to hoping we keep our productivity from the RZ as well as our efficiency, though we definitely need to move the ball better, something the Lions were very good at.
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  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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  3. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    Bombs away!
  4. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe if we were competing in the local pee wee league. :D
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  5. 50cent

    50cent Well-Known Member

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    If he doesn't run Murray an average of 20 times a games, he's a failure plain and simple. Here's to hopefully more runs and less passing.
  6. Tennione72

    Tennione72 Active Member

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    Murray will never get the ball now
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  7. Irvin88_4life

    Irvin88_4life Well-Known Member

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    Maybe now we can throw to Dez more then two times all game.

    Hopefully we use the running game more, when Murray is beasting feed it to him, stop trying to pass all the time. You stock to Murray and the passing game will be prolific.
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  8. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    That's how he used Reggie Bush and Joique Bell.

    I'm pretty excited to see this.
  9. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    LOL. Show off. :p
  10. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    Just surprising that such an offensive genius like Garrett needs so much help with the actual Offense.

    If I was Linehan I would rent (not buy) a house in the Dallas area.
  11. TonyRomo17

    TonyRomo17 Well-Known Member

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    im glad this guy will probably use Dunbar the right way
  12. DavidS

    DavidS Well-Known Member

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    Move makes sense, Garrett and Scott have been close a long time.

    Funny though, I saw some morons blurting out on this board yesterday that "this had Jerry written all over it, forcing members onto Garrett". Only if some of these morons paid attention a little to the past coaching tree connections.

    2005 Miami Dolphins staff:

    Head Coach – Nick Saban
    Offensive Coordinator – Scott Linehan
    Quarterbacks – Jason Garrett
    Tight Ends – Derek Dooley
    Offensive Line – Hudson Houck
    Offensive Quality Control – Judd Garrett

    But NO! This MUST be Garrett being a "Puppet"! It must it must it must

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  13. Novacek84

    Novacek84 Well-Known Member

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    Linehan will not be used as a scapegoat for Garrett in 2014. If Garrett cannot get this team to the playoffs he and this entire staff will be cleaned out, I believe.
  14. Hawkeye19

    Hawkeye19 Well-Known Member

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    They need to fire Callahan… There are too many cooks in the kitchen.
  15. Novacek84

    Novacek84 Well-Known Member

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  16. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    Another trainer brought in to to show JG how to involve a #1 WR. Amazing... If only Jerry would figure out that JG needs someone to show him how to get his penuts back. That, or someone to teach him how to properly coach a defense would be great as well.
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  17. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    Nice to see someone else that gets it.
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  18. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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  19. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    I predict Callhan will be gone before training camp. Possibly even before the draft.
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  20. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Welp, hard to imagine him less productive, and I do think he can play. Last OC didnt seem particularly interested in getting him touches.

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